Monthly Archives: October 2016

Upkeep and Restoration 

I was wondering about the upkeep of the Cathedral when this lady in pink came out and started dusting the alter. The broom being used to sweep the dirt trails in the English Garden at Alcazar Palace is probably just … Continue reading

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Under Our Feet

I find the intricate sidewalks, roads, floors, etc fascinating. So much work has gone into the surfaces upon which we walk as we stroll through historical areas.  Enjoy the pictures below and marvel at the work that went into creating … Continue reading

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Courtyard Irrigation 

There were channels throughout courtyards that brought the water to the trees growing there.  A great way to utilize rainfall and keep water ffor pooling in the courtyard. 

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To The Top Of The Bell Tower

The bell ttower on the Cathedral in Seville is open to visitors.  It is called the Herald a Tower (or El Giraldillo). It’s a long climb up the 100 meters (330 feet) to the top, but well  worth the effort. … Continue reading

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Courtyards 

I was wondering why so many Spanish buildings are built around tiny courtyards.   Our guide at Alhambra explained.   Yes, another Arabic influence.  Being from the desert where it is too hot to be outside, they built with open … Continue reading

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Seventh Heaven 

I  don’t think I have ever given much thought to why we say we are in seventh heaven when we are feeling very happy.  Our guide in Alhambra explained.  She pointed out features in the palaces, such as stars with … Continue reading

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The Sound of Water

The Sound of Water is everywhere in Spain.    Water fountains in sidewalks. Water fountains in garden nooks. Water fountains  in palace courtyards.  Note the 8 split points.  Water fountains are even to be found in important rooms in buildings. … Continue reading

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